PENITAS, Texas (AP) - A 60-year-old Spanish teacher in South Texas has been charged with having an improper relationship with an 18-year-old female student.
A spokeswoman for the La Joya (luh HOH'-yuh) Independent School District said Friday that Ruperto Salinas Villalon has been put on administrative leave.
Police on Jan. 8 responded to an incident at Palmview High School.
The Monitor (http://bit.ly/SJN9k3 ) newspaper reports Villalon on Wednesday surrendered on a charge of improper relationship between an educator and a student. School police Chief Raul Gonzalez declined to release the nature of the complaint. The charge is defined as an educator engaging in sexual conduct, sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with a student.
No publicly listed phone number could immediately be located for Villalon, who was freed Thursday after posting $5,000 bail.
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